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[css-experimental] catch-all place for new spec ideas

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 18:21:15 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
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Looking over CSS drafts these days, something that strikes me is that it's often hard to distinguish experimental feature proposals from ones that are intended for actual implementation and usage.  I think it creates confusion to have new properties listed in specs labeled "CSS3 XXX" or "CSS4 YYY" when those are really pie-in-the-sky items unlikely to ever see the light of day.

I think it might be interesting to have an explicit "spec" labeled "CSS Experimental" for containing various ideas that haven't been quite flushed out or need more work.  Having them all together would help in curation too. Related features belonging in different modules could be grouped together.

Keeping features in a catch-all bucket like this makes it clear to authors that these features are experimental.  For implementors, it provides a simpler way of discovering existing ideas for solving given problems.


John Daggett
Received on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 01:21:42 UTC

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